We are now open for walk-ins in all offices; Drivers license and Passports(located in Recorders Office) still appointment only. 

To schedule drivers license appointments online please go here

Sun, Jan 16, 2022
Benton County Iowa

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Drivers License

All drivers license services, ID services, and testing are currently by appointment only. All testing (ex. Permit Testing, CDL Testing, Drive Tests) must be scheduled by calling 319-472-2450. All other drivers license services can set up an appointment here.


Instruction Permit: $6.00
Upgrade from Instruction Permit to Minor School License: $8.00
Upgrade from Minor School License to Intermediate License: $8.00
Upgrade Intermediate License to Operator's License at 17 years old: $10.00
Upgrade Intermediate License to Operators License at 18 years old: cost of renewal license $4/yr (8 year license is $32)
Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP): $12.00
Photo ID: $1.00 per year; 8 year is $8.00
CDL: $8.00 per year
Motorcycle Endorsement: adds $2.00 per year

Real ID:

The Real ID deadline has been extended to May 3, 2023. Once in effect, only persons with a Real ID will be allowed to enter federal buildings that require identification to enter, commercial aircraft, and nuclear power facilities. To see if you have the correct documents for the Real ID please visit the Iowa DOT's Real ID information page Here.

Commercial Drivers License Renewal:

In order to renew a CDL without a Real ID you must bring a state certified birth certificate with you

Veteran Designation: 

We can now place a Veteran symbol on the license or Identification Card of any veteran who presents a copy of their DD-214 at the time of issuance.

Organ Donation:

To learn more about Organ Donation, and becoming an Organ Donor please visit the Iowa Donor Network Website here. 

CAUTION: a new online drivers license renewal application became available 7-22-2013 thru the DOT website https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/ . However, make sure you are on the Official DOT site; there have been numerous reports of customers attempting this online renewal and not realizing they were on a bogus site that charges fees and does NOT renew the license. 

You can find multiple State of Iowa forms for Driver's License and Motor Vehicle at www.iowadot.gov .